The restored Tokyo Station building
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The Restored, Renovated Tokyo Station Building At Night

The Restored Tokyo Station Building At Night

Was shooting in this area last night for a magazine and found a great elevated spot to shoot the station from.

Got loads of different angles, horizontal and vertical - of this south end of the station and of the other end.

Good scene. Lots of old grandpas and grandmas up there shooting from this spot but I had the biggest tripod, was the most innovative as to how I solved the issue of having part of the building I was on in/not in the shot. All good fun. :-)


Nikon D700
Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 G
This was one frame from a 7-shot bracketed exposure. I may do some HDRs but this is just a normal rendering of the scene, non-HDR.


  1. Excellent brilliance , nicely done , nicely composed

    • Alfie Goodrich

      Thanks Ronnie. Th composition made me happy too. Why I chose the vantage point…. all those lines.

  2. Well executed. The taxi light trails really put the icing on this shot for me.

    The Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 G is one sleeper of a lens.

    • Alfie Goodrich

      As you may have guessed, Jeff, precisely why I chose that vantage point and that crop 🙂

  3. wow Alfie. that is so crisp and clean. The colour pallet is great too.

    • Alfie Goodrich

      Thanks Jono. This lens is a peach when you stop it down. Cheap as hell too: 4000Yen! Weighs nothing. Colour palette largely sorted out with Nik Color Efex Pro3’s No.1 setting on the ‘Photo Stylizer’ filter. It cuts the nasty green caste you tend to get at night, with the sodium lights, and pumps the red and blue channels. Faded back quite a lot. It’s a bit harsh right out of the box.

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